The Economic and Trade Policy Domain tracks and reports on policies that deal with budget, taxation, and finance issues. The domain tracks policies emanating from the White House, Congress, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Treasury.

Latest Economic and Trade Policy Posts

Cryptocurrencies: Economic Implications and Challenges

Brief #60 – Economic Policy Brief
by: Inijah Quadri

The rise of cryptocurrencies heralds a new era in the global financial landscape, offering decentralized alternatives to traditional fiat currencies. With the potential for enhanced financial inclusion and transactional efficiency, cryptocurrencies present both opportunities and challenges in reshaping the future of finance.

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A Primer on Our Housing Crisis

Brief #59 – Economic Policy Brief
by Devyne Byrd

Although the United States is a global economic force, its economic prosperity has not extended to those citizens who are suffering from a dire housing crisis. As wages have not risen to align with these issues, many Americans have been priced out of both the homebuying and rental process, leading to mass evictions, foreclosures, and homelessness.

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UAW Strike Ends, but at What Cost?

Brief #58 – Economic Policy Brief
by Arvind Salem

A week before the strike ended, an analysis found that the strike cost the economy $9.3 billion, meaning that by the time it ended its cost to the U.S. economy was likely well over $10 billion.

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The GOP’s Alarming Opposition to Raising the Debt Ceiling

Brief #52 – Economic Policy
By Caroline Howard

The United States is currently heading toward the path of a debt default, for the first time in the nation’s history. This could have catastrophic effects not only on the American economy but on the entire world economic order. The country already went past its debt ceiling in January, going over the 31.4 trillion dollar limit it set for itself in December 2021.

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